New Burnley business pledges support to Church on the Street charity and grassroots football team

A charity, that helps to provide food and support for Burnley's most vulnerable, and an amateur football team, are being championed by a new business that has been launched in the town by an entrepreneurial duo.

Wednesday, 9th December 2020, 8:30 pm

Burnley Eats has adopted Church on the Street as its chosen charity and the business is sponsoring AFC Burnley, an amateur team that was set up in 2010.

The company will present regular food hampers to Church on the Street, which is run by Pastor Mick Fleming who helps disadvantaged families and also the homeless. After his work featured on the BBC donations to the charity have almost £100,000 in just one week.

AFC Burnley, is made up of individuals with differing impairments playing together in teams.

Luke Nixon, of Burnley Eats, with his son Ethan (six) and daughter Edith who is two

Luke Nixon, of Burnley Eats, said: "It has been our intention from starting Burnley Eats to re-invest in our hometown and give something back to the community.

"We are delighted to have made our first food donation to the Church on the Street, a fantastic local charity helping local people who have fallen on hard times and who need help now more than ever."

Dad of two Luke (32) is running the online food ordering business with his uncle, Karl Greenwood, who bought the franchise for Burnley from Local Eats.

With over 30 restaurants and take-aways on their books already, Luke is combining running the marketing arm of the business with his job as a chartered legal executive while 58-year-old Karl is in charge of the sales side.

Karl Greenwood of Burnley Eats (right) at the company's first hamper presentation to Pastor Mick Fleming (left) of Church on the Street and the Rev Alex Frost of St Matthew's Church, Burnley